Twelve years ago, a group of 12 UBC physicists led by George Sawatzky established what is today the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute (Blusson QMI). The group came together to enable multidisciplinary research into the emerging research field of quantum materials with the belief that such work could one day transform the world. Today, we’re honored to witness that this vision has been realized into a world-leading research institute with 26 faculty members from across physics, chemistry, and engineering, including 8 new members from UBC and 6 new faculty hires.
From entropy engineering of disordered materials to eliciting quantum phenomena in low-dimensional systems and devices, all the way to devising approaches for robust quantum computation, Blusson QMI Grand Challenges continue to inspire innovative theoretical frameworks and experimental outputs by convening researchers from across the Institute to create fundamental solutions for the world’s most complex problems.
In 2022, we were honored to engage with the federal government to lay the foundation for Canada’s National Quantum Strategy (NQS). We look forward to continuing collaborations with our academic, industry, and government partners to solidify and advance Canada’s position as a global leader in the quantum arena.
We invite you to read on and learn more about the many initiatives and programs that our Institute has built and continues to design and implement for a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous Canada below: